800,000 Californians could be without power by the end of the day

By the end of the day, more than half of all California counties could be without power. In an attempt to prevent wildfires, the state's largest utility Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) is rolling out a planned power outage. Once fully implement...

Microsoft releases its first preview of Power Toys for Windows 10

If you've been a PC user since the days of Windows 95 and Windows XP, then you may recognize the name Power Toys from a set of Microsoft-developed system utilities. After a few generations on the shelf, the concept has returned and now the first prev...

NASA ramps up its efforts to understand space weather

This week, NASA selected three proposals for missions that could help us better understand the Sun-driven space weather that occurs near Earth. Space weather, like solar flares, can impact spacecraft and astronauts, and it has the potential to disabl...

Renault’s EZ-PRO is a workspace, coffee truck and rolling post office

Renault, one of Europe's major automakers, is trying to help us imagine a world with fewer cars. Earlier this year, it unveiled the EZ-GO concept, a sort of anti-Uber autonomous ride-sharing vehicle for the masses. Now, it has taken the wraps off...

Vermont power company finds malware linked to Russian hackers

Just a few days ago, the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security released a report detailing their assessment that Russian hackers were behind a series of attacks on US agencies and citizens. While the Obama administration issued sanctions, code...